Detroit just got WAY cooler. They recently failed to find support for their own mayor and have now turned to internet to help crowd-fund the erection of a monument to what some are calling Detroit's most iconic figure ... ROBOCOP.

Here's how this all came about:

On Monday, February 7th a random dude in Massachusetts tweeted a message to Detroit Mayor David Bing:

Shortly after, Mayor Bing tweeted back:

The internet went haywire over the idea. Detroiter John Leonard started a Facebook group called Build a statue of RoboCop in Detroit and galvanized an effort to bring Robo to life. Now, teaming up with friends and doers from around the city, region, country, and world, we're making use of newfangled internet fundraising tools and social networks to can bring this vision to reality.